Delhi schools to remain closed during odd-even scheme trial

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2015 17:57 IST
School children go to school packed in woollens. Delhiites wake up to a cold morning on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. (Saumya Khandelwal/ HT file photo)

The Delhi government on Friday formally ordered all city schools to shut from January 1-15 during the trial period of its odd-even car formula, which will see 2,000 school buses being drawn into the public transport fleet.

Transport minister Gopal Rai cancelled the leave of all drivers, conductor sand support staff of the Delhi Transport Corporation, which will operate double the number of its 6,000 buses during this period. Talks are also on with Twitter and Google to provide bus and Metro schedules to the public.

“Any move to reduce pollution and clean the air should be looked at in a positive light,” said Springdales School principal Ameeta Mulla Wattal in response to the Directorate of Education’s notification.

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